Starting college isn’t just a new challenge for students, it is also a time of new experiences and questions for parents and families. In conjunction with StartTU (New Student Orientation), the office of New Student Programs and Services offers an afternoon of orientation and programs for parents and families of new TU students.
Each year on the first day of Orientation, we host a Campus Information Session that includes a welcome by the Dean of Students, an introduction of the president of the TU Parent & Family Association and a gathering of key offices and services from across campus. This is a perfect time for parents and families to learn more about campus life and to ask questions and dialogue face-to-face with campus professionals.
We finish the evening with annual Matriculation exercises, a ceremony marking the entry of the newest class of student into the academic community, and a banquet dinner hosted by the President of the University. This event is open to all incoming parents and family members. No registration is required. Please contact Diane Britton Jessup at 918-631-2707 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The office of New Student Programs and Services also creates a more in-depth online publication aimed at informing parents and families of new and future TU students about campus life and what to expect in the first year your student is at college. This free online publication provides articles, suggestions and links on a wide range of material. Those interested can find the publication online here.